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1 Avoiding Plagiarism Exercises

2 Original Source: Original Source: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. From page 158 of The Sable Arm, a book by historian Dudley Taylor Cornish From page 158 of The Sable Arm, a book by historian Dudley Taylor Cornish

3 Avoiding Plagiarism Original: Original: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. Student version: Student version: Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish observes that many Southerners were so terrified of slave revolt that the sight of armed black men filled them with fear (158). Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish observes that many Southerners were so terrified of slave revolt that the sight of armed black men filled them with fear (158).

4 Avoiding Plagiarism Student version: Student version: Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish observes that many Southerners were so terrified of slave revolt that the sight of armed black men filled them with fear (158). Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish observes that many Southerners were so terrified of slave revolt that the sight of armed black men filled them with fear (158). This passage is acceptable because it is written in the student’s own words and is correctly documented with an MLA in- text citation This passage is acceptable because it is written in the student’s own words and is correctly documented with an MLA in- text citation

5 Avoiding Plagiarism Original: Original: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. Student version: Student version: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping.

6 Avoiding Plagiarism Student version: Student version: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. This passage is obviously plagiarized, copied word-for-word from the source with no quotation marks and no MLA in-text citation This passage is obviously plagiarized, copied word-for-word from the source with no quotation marks and no MLA in-text citation

7 Avoiding Plagiarism Original: Original: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. Student version: Student version: According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, “For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, “For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158).

8 Avoiding Plagiarism Student version: Student version: According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, “For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, “For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). This passage is acceptable because the student has enclosed borrowed words in quotation marks and has correctly documented the quotation with an MLA in- text citation This passage is acceptable because the student has enclosed borrowed words in quotation marks and has correctly documented the quotation with an MLA in- text citation

9 Avoiding Plagiarism Original: Original: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. Student version: Student version: According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, for many Southerners it was psychologically difficult to see a black man bearing arms as anything but a potential slave revolt. According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, for many Southerners it was psychologically difficult to see a black man bearing arms as anything but a potential slave revolt.

10 Avoiding Plagiarism Student version: Student version: According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, for many Southerners it was psychologically difficult to see a black man bearing arms as anything but a potential slave revolt. According to Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish, for many Southerners it was psychologically difficult to see a black man bearing arms as anything but a potential slave revolt. This passage is plagiarized; although the source is correctly documented with an in- text citation, the student has paraphrased the author’s language far too closely This passage is plagiarized; although the source is correctly documented with an in- text citation, the student has paraphrased the author’s language far too closely

11 Avoiding Plagiarism Original: Original: For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. For many Southerners it was psychologically impossible to see a black man bearing arms as anything but an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping. Student version: Student version: Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish writes that for psychological reasons many Southerners couldn’t help but view an armed black man as “an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish writes that for psychological reasons many Southerners couldn’t help but view an armed black man as “an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158).

12 Avoiding Plagiarism Student version: Student version: Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish writes that for psychological reasons many Southerners couldn’t help but view an armed black man as “an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). Civil War historian Dudley Taylor Cornish writes that for psychological reasons many Southerners couldn’t help but view an armed black man as “an incipient slave uprising complete with arson, murder, pillage, and raping” (158). This passage is acceptable; it consists of a paraphrase in the student’s own words followed by a quotation from the source. Everything is followed by a correctly formatted MLA in-text citation This passage is acceptable; it consists of a paraphrase in the student’s own words followed by a quotation from the source. Everything is followed by a correctly formatted MLA in-text citation


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